Monday, July 07, 2008

Dress-Up Giveaway with a Twist #1

What's July without a little fun? I don't know about you, but I find July to be a bit restful and stressful. Restful because we're only 'half way' through summer and stressful because we're 'half way' through summer...

I was going to put things away and take a nice, neat picture...
but thought it more authentic in its usual state...
My youngest says the dress-up box is 'drooling'.

We have a white toy box which has been dubbed the 'Dress-Up Box' and from which many phantasmic and eccentric outfits have been created. Maidens, cowboys, knights, mermaids, lords, ladies and vikings have appeared from the box. Many battles fought, many monsters scared away, many tea parties enjoyed. My children have loved dressing up and acting out elaborate stories, often spending hours at a time pretending. Although 2 of them (sadly) no longer take part in the phenomena (except on occasion), 2 of them (my younger boys) continue to role play and in full garb! Sometimes the best outfit is simply a piece of fake fur or an old scarf. Over the years we've filled the box with homemade items and thrift-store items, hand-me down items and shiny new things.

pirate boy clipart from here

Last week I mentioned that I would begin a month-long round of Giveaways with a Twist. So... Each Monday in July, I will try to post one Dress-Up Giveaway.

From my craft piles, I've found some things that I no longer need. I've divided them into 4 different groupings. Each grouping has items that would be good to use for making a dress-up outfit: fabric, trim, tulle, thread, etc. I would like to give you a group of fun things to use and enjoy.

What's the twist?

You have to make something with some (or all) of the items for your child(ren) or for child(ren) you know. Surprise them with an imaginative dress-up gift. A cape? A bag? A skirt? A belt? I won't put a time limit on this because I know how busy we all are. Then when you've completed your dress-up outfit, post a picture on your blog for all to see. I'll make a Dress-Up List on my sidebar to let others know what you're up to. That's it!

Dress-Up Giveaway with a Twist #1

1 1/2 yards of whitish-pinkish iridescent lamé
4 cones of tulle - light blue, purples & pink
2 yards of iridescent sequin trim
3 yards of white sequin trim
9 yards of thin white sequin trim
1 surprise

If you're willing to participate, go ahead... leave a comment...good until this Friday. I'll pick randomly from the comments and post the winner next Monday. I'll also announce Dress-Up Giveaway with a Twist #2. Stay tuned!


kirsten said...

cool! i could definitely work with those

Mirre said...

What a great idea!
I could definitely use it to make something for my daughter (as long as there really is no time limit ;))!

Anja said...

Sounds like a LOT of fun. I'm in :o) Great idea, thank you.
Oh, I just find your blog thanks to zakka life craft and I'm enthusiastic. Love it!

Anonymous said...

Oh, don't put me in the giveaway as the tulle cones would be too expensive to mail, but I wanted to say I think it's a fun idea, and thanks for sharing the clip art link.

Rebecca said...

Sounds fun! I would love to win!

Bean said...

what a fun idea for a giveaway! I would make more items to go along with my daughter's fairy dress-up stuff that I made for her last year - like a new set of wings & a fairy princess crown!

~ANG said...

Oh man, this is right up my alley. My girls' dress-up box is more than drooling! I'd love to make something new and fabulous if I win...Thanks for the opportunity to win great stuff.

Paige said...

How cool! Count me in - I have a little 3-year old girl who'd love some more dress-up stuff to add to her collection. Thanks!